Jessica Garrison, MD, FAAP

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Associate Program Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Dr. Jessica Garrison joined the Paul C. Gaffney Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine in 2014 following two years in practice as a general pediatrician within the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Emergency Department. A graduate of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh pediatric residency program, Dr. Garrison is actively involved as a clinician-educator through her role as a teaching attending as part of the division’s evening hospitalist group.

Academic Activity

Advisory Committee Appointments

Quality Improvement

Dr. Garrison is currently a member of a pilot program within the division aimed at familiarizing junior faculty with the process behind designing and performing quality improvement projects. The program's first project involves assessment of asthma education in hospitalized patients through collaboration with nursing staff as well as respiratory therapists.


Dr. Garrison has played an integral role in the development of the curriculum for the division’s newly-launched fellowship program in pediatric hospital medicine and serves as its associate program director. She is also co-director of Advanced Pediatric Interviewing, an elective course for second-year medical students. As a hospitalist, Dr. Garrison enjoys teaching medical students and residents at the bedside as well as in didactic sessions. She serves as an instructor for the Pediatric Advanced Physical Examination course for medical students.

Professional Affiliations/Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Education & Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
  • Residency in Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh / UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh - 2012

Representative Publications

Dr. Garrison’s publications can be reviewed at the National Library of Medicine’s public database.

Tarchichi T, Szymusiak J, Fleischer A, Sensenig E, DiCicco LA, Garrison J, Hoyos C, Polak C, McCormick A. Group Learning to Teach Quality Improvement: A Step by Step Approach For Young Pediatric Hospitalist Faculty. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh National Healthcare Quality Week and International Infection Prevention Week. October 17, 2017